Friday, July 8, 2011

Final Space Shuttle Launch

Atlantis is set to launch in roughly 2 hours from this posting, at 11:26 AM EST. I am going to the beach to hope to catch a glimpse of it as it soars on its final mission into space. If you want to watch it live online, I suggest going here: http://www.ustream.tv/nasahdtv

This is hoping that the weather clears up. It stands at a 30% chance of a 'go', 70% that it will get delayed. The good thing is that they have back up launch dates Saturday and Sunday, so it will go up this weekend. If anything, good luck to the brave astronauts on this momentous occasion.

I have been thoroughly enjoying my time in the Outer Banks, sorry for the lack of updates... OK, no I am not, it's my vacation. Anyways, I will be back home next Friday. There are plenty of updates to share, and lots of missed astronomy news. I can say that seeing the Milky Way in the middle of the night on Okracoke Island was one of the most awesome moments of my life. It was the most vivid I have ever seen it, and I shared that moment with someone I love. Good times.


14 comments:

Zombie said...

Liftoffs are always exciting to watch! :)

Melanie said...

So exciting...so sad...I was watching the ABC News coverage when I was on break at work last night.

iNews said...

Nice post, I love your blog!

iNews said...

Nice post, thanks!

Melanie said...

Watching...they are almost in space. GOOSEBUMPS! Its like when I was a kid all over again!

The Dawg said...

I hope everything goes well.

MRanthrope said...

so long shuttle program! It was fun while it....
and enjoy your break, see ya next week.

minecraft129 said...

I'm sad, But i guess they have to retire it so that we can get a better system going.

The Angry Lurker said...

The last one, end of an era.

AllenTesch said...

I'm going to miss watching liftoffs.

Guy Movie Blogger said...

I saw it and man, it was both exciting and very sad to realize that it was the last launch. It's embarrassing that we won't have an American launch system for who knows how many years until NASA gets their heads back in the game.

Jay said...

forget about blogging for awhile, go ahead and enjoy your vacation. :D

Bonjour Tristesse said...

I wish I was there to watch it live. I had to settle for my TV

Electric Addict said...

i saw it go

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